The Whitney Houston Estate has cancelled a planned duet between Christina Aguilera and a hologram of the late singer, which is probably for the best.
Apparently Pat Houston, executor of the estate, has issued the following statement on the performance was set to air on The Voice‘s season 10 finale, but never was. She said:
We are so appreciative of the opportunity for the Whitney Houston hologram to appear on NBC’s The Voice with a talent pairing as extraordinary as Christina Aguilera and Whitney Houston. We were looking to deliver a ground breaking duet performance for the fans of both artists. Holograms are new technology that take time to perfect, and we believe with artists of this iconic caliber, it must be perfect. Whitney’s legacy and her devoted fans deserve perfection. After closely viewing the performance, we decided the hologram was not ready to air. We have much respect and appreciation for Christina, and she was absolutely flawless.
ET previously spoke with Aguilera about the planned performance, which was something she was excited about, blah blah blah excited:
“I am sworn to secrecy,” she stressed during a backstage interview at The Voice on May 9. “I can’t say anything, but I’m very excited about the finale. Very exciting things happening.”
And yet, it was. And honestly, the hologram has been in the works since September 2015.News of the planned hologram in the singer’s likeness was first announced in September 2015.
“It’s a great opportunity for her fans to see a reinvention of one the most celebrated female artists in history and to continue a legacy of performances that will not be forgotten in years to come,” Pat Houston said in a statement at the time.
I mean, that’s true- a hologram does sound like an exciting way to celebrate an artist’s life. And yet, there’s something so cheap about it, too. Glad this one especially didn’t make the cut. LET ME HAVE MY MEMORIES!
Christina Aguilera has overcome domestic violence in her younger days and has partnered with HopeLine, which is a prevention and awareness resource for victims.
She recently opened up about her experience with violence in her home at the hands of her father. She said, “It’s a subject that really hits home with me because I’ve always been pretty vocal and open about my own experiences in witnessing domestic violence in the home and neighboring homes around me, so it was something that was pretty constant in my younger upbringing. It is a hush, hush subject. Not everybody likes to wear it on their sleeve and talk about it. It makes people uncomfortable and there’s a lot of shame around it. But that’s why for me, it’s so important for me to speak my truth and helping others to find theirs and to find their own hope in a hopeless situation.”
She also said that when she started her own family, she wanted to make sure that her kids didn’t have to suffer like she and her mother had. She said, “I definitely knew when I was going into making the decision to have children of my own, that I definitely would do my very best to make sure their environment was safe, that they were emotionally safe and secure, because those were the things that I didn’t have growing up.”
She went on to say, “In turn, that’s why I found music to definitely be my form of release and my outlet and therapeutic at times for me. Hopefully I’ll instill a love of music in them in a joyful sense rather than having them need it as an escape. But I honestly believe that it’s good to be truthful with your children, I think there’s an appropriate time and place and way to talk about it.”
Just when you thought Christina Aguilera‘s days of force-feeding us her sexuality were over…the 34 year old decided to show us the ULTIMATE IN RISQUE. A kinda topless pic in a very girly, glassy bathroom with lots of shadows. Nice work, Xtina. These are just like your dirrrty days, aren’t they?
Sporting just pink panties in the pic … Xtina captioned it, “Felt like it was time to start sharing some personal stuff with you guys.”
Like your formidable quartz figurine? Yeah, very personal.
As one of the original judge’s on one of NBC’s masthead programs,The Voice, Christina obvi has a lot of clout on the show. In fact, every time she peaces out to pursue other projects, they let her back on. And… the staff isn’t all that happy about it and want her OUT! Radar reports:
No one wants Christina to come back as a judge on season nine of The Voice,” the network insider tells Radar exclusively.
As Radar previously reported, the 34-year-old “Fighter” singer angered production staff in the beginning of the season with her antics, which included being late to set and constantly fighting with the other judges, particularly Adam Levine.
Now that Season Eight is wrapped and a winner has been declared, the source says that Aguilera’s behavior did not improve over the weeks of competition.
“She was really difficult to work with this season. Tensions between her and Adam were consistent, but she also just had a really bad attitude,” says the source.
“She showed up late a lot, took forever for hair and makeup and was just very demanding.”
Apparently the crew REALLY wants Gwen Stefani or Shakira back because they were “a lot easier to work with”, which doesn’t surprise me at ALL. Christina seems like a pain in the A, and one who isn’t super thankful about her success in life.